FROM $7,645

A Celestial Caribbean and Creole Soul Luxury Cruise on Explora Journeys

Discover the Caribbean on a 10-night luxury cruise from Miami to Bridgetown Barbados in an Ocean Terrace Suite with Explora Journeys. Enjoy rainforests and French ruins at Deshaies, volcanic mud baths and champagne bubbles at Soufriere, and white sandy beaches and lobster shacks at Bequia.
SHIP: Explora I

A Celestial Caribbean and Creole Soul Luxury Cruise on Explora Journeys

DEPARTURE DATE: March 8, 2024
Countries Visited: Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Saint Barthélemy
Departure Port:Bridgetown, Barbados


The Caribbean shines with stars; sparkling islands so provocative, so utterly charismatic, they become wellsprings for exploration.

We find fathoms of freedom in blue-turning-turquoise waters sailing from Miami to Key West; energetic, effervescent, Cuban-spiced destinations that sway with a palpable buzz. A fragrant cachet of florals and French baguettes. Waves of ivory-coloured sands.

Virgin Gorda and Gustavia offer perfect days of power-lounging where the chic and sleek tan. Delve into Deshaies to explore rainforests, French ruins and filming sites of Death in Paradise. Bubbles of champagne and volcanic mud baths burst in the sun of Soufriere.

Take a strenuous-but-worth-it hike up Gros Piton or watch clouds float across Petite Piton from Hummingbird Beach. 18-square kilometres of perfection, Bequia is that vintage postcard with sugary white beaches, swaying palms, and lobster shacks selling ‘free beer tomorrow'. Does it get any better than this?

Travel Dates & Pricing

March 8, 2024from $7,645 CAD - Early Booking Book and Pay in FullPer Person
March 8, 2024from $8,050 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 10 night luxury cruise from Miami to Bridgetown Barbados in Ocean Terrace Suite
  • Truly incredibly huge ocean suites – 377 sq ft
  • Welcome bottle of champagne and your choice of in-suite drinks in the fridge
  • In room espresso machine and a Dyson hair dryer
  • Full sized sun terrace with dining area and a full sunbed
  • All culinary Experiences ( choice of 9 dining areas )
  • Unlimited Premium Beverages
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Free access to onboard thermal spa
  • Included Yoga classes and fitness classes
  • WiFi
  • Taxes and port charges


1Fri Mar 8Miami
2Sat Mar 9Key West
3Sun Mar 10At Sea
4Mon Mar 11At Sea
5Tue Mar 12Gustavia
6Wed Mar 13St. John's
7Thu Mar 14Deshaies
8Fri Mar 15Soufriere
9Sat Mar 16Bequia
10Sun Mar 17Bridgetown

Day 1 – Quintessential Miami

Port: Miami Arrival Method: DOCK
Departure: 18:00

Saunter into the sunny sweep of South Beach for Latin flavour, Statesstyle. Stroll in its dreamy pastel hues for a sampling of spicy glamour
swaying to the beat of salsa rhythms.

DAY 2 – Casual Key West

Port: Key West Arrival Method: DOCK
Arrival: 08:00 Departure: 16:00

Nearer Cuba than Miami, this coral-reefed island is famed for history,
Hemingway, fishing and fun. Take a trolley tour to see its quaint ways
where the only rule is to come as you are.

DAYS 3 & 4 – At Sea

DAY 5 – Blissful Virgin Gorda

Port: Spanish Town (Virgin Gorda)

Arrival Method: DOCK
Arrival: 10:00 Departure: 18:00

Slip into a slice of sun-drenched heaven: coral reefs, soft beaches
dotted with spectacular villas. Switch off and shop, swim, snorkel and
sip within the peace of sand, sea and sky.

DAY 6 – Distinguished Gustavia

Port: Gustavia Arrival Method: DOCK
Arrival: 08:00 Departure: 23:30

Mingle amongst the glamorously relaxed on this French isle. Stroll
along secluded beaches, harbourside huts and bohemian bars. Snorkel
warm, turquoise water to the lull of gentle waves.

DAY 7 – Sensational St. John’s

Port: St. John’s Arrival Method: DOCK
Arrival: 08:00 Departure: 18:00

St. John’s is a destination for all times from ancient British forts to
Eden-like beaches where we sip fine aged rums, swim with stingrays,
and zip-line through lush forests.

DAY 8 – Deshaies

Port: Deshaies Arrival Method: TENDER
Arrival: 07:00 Departure: 18:00

Stroll the bay brimming with Creole homes, cafés and a cosmopolitan
crowd. Explore botanical gardens and bird preserves. Visit the Cocoa
House for a taste of chocolate’s rich roots.

DAY 9 – Jade-Green Soufriere

Port: Soufrière Arrival Method: DOCK
Arrival: 07:00 Departure: 18:00

Electrifying Soufriere is a basecamp to the twin volcanic Pitons. Drive
into a volcano, kayak into a bat cave, picnic on Marigot Bay, and delve
into of wonderful cacao.

DAY 10 – Bequia Breeze

Port: Bequia Arrival Method: DOCK
Arrival: 07:00 Departure: 18:00

Summon your inner Robinson Crusoe on remote Bequia. Secret
lagoons. Castaway picnics. Usher in deep tranquillity on lovely
Princess Margaret Beach or Port Elizabeth for home-churned nutmeg
ice cream.

DAY 11 – Balmy Bridgetown

Port: Bridgetown Arrival Method: DOCK
Arrival: 07:00

Embrace the slow Bajan rhythm of this welcoming island. Steeped in
fascinating history and British colonial architecture there is much to
explore on land and in its balmy azure waters.

Explora Journeys

Discover a new standard of luxury travel on an all-inclusive voyage aboard Explora Journey’s new ship, Explora I.

The custom-built 922-guest cruise ship provides an unforgettable experience, effortlessly combining boutique hotel sensibilities with cutting-edge technology and unrivalled comfort. From the spacious open decks and beautiful ocean-front accommodations to the best-in-class wellness facilities, every element of Explora I exudes class and sophistication.

The service is exceptional, with 700 crew members on-hand to guarantee your every need is taken care of, whether you’re ordering a drink by the pool or looking to book a bespoke shore excursion.

Where sustainability is concerned, Explora I boasts shore-to-ship power, ‘smart’ heating and air conditioning, and state-of-the-art recycling and waste management systems. In addition, as part of the MSC Foundation, Explora Journeys are committed to supporting noble environmental causes.

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